Els Leclercq works as a postdoctoral researcher at TU Delft. She has a background in urbanism and has experience in both designing and researching complex urban issues. In 2018, she defended her PhD thesis with the title ‘Privatisation of the production of public space’, in which the influence of private actors on the production of public spaces is analysed from the governance, users and designer perspectives. In addition to academic research, she also works as an urban designer on a variety of projects within her own design company, StudioAitken, based in both London and Rotterdam.
Job titlePostdoctoral researcher